Learn the science of compassionate care.
Nursing opportunities continue to expand in New York and throughout the United States, and our graduates fill these roles, improving patient outcomes, quality of care and patient safety.
At the School of Health Sciences, we offer four distinct accredited degree programs in nursing:
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
The AAS program is an intense 2-year, 65-credit, full-time program that prepares associate degee-level nurses. The AAS curriculum provides a strong foundation in general education, biological sciences, and social sciences, as well as nursing science. Graduates of the program are qualified to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
Bachelor of Science (BS)
The BS in Nursing program is a 4-year, 125-credit bachelor’s degree program and provides a foundation in liberal arts and sciences, along with a core health sciences curriculum. This program is ideally suited for those who wish to continue on for a graduate degree in nursing. Graduates of the program are qualified to take the NCLEX-RN.
AAS/BS Dual Degree
Like the BS in Nursing program, the AAS/BS dual-degree program is a 4-year, 125-credit program. The dual-degree program is structured so that after the completion of year three, you are eligible to receive the AAS degree and take the NCLEX-RN. In year four, you’ll complete the remaining curriculum and are eligible to receive the BS degree. This degree track gives you the option to complete your bachelor's degree while working as an RN.
Registered Nurse – Bachelor of Science (RN - BS)
The RN to BS program is a 2-year, 60-credit program designed for licensed registered nurses who have graduated from accredited associate degree or diploma nursing programs. Graduates of the AAS degree program can apply their credits (up to 65) towards a bachelor of science degree at SHS. With your BS degree, you’ll be prepared to pursue a graduate degree in nursing. Our RN-BS program is offered at two campuses, Brooklyn, NY and Valhalla, NY on the New York Medical College campus.
Students who complete our programs are qualified to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. Our students’ first-time pass rates are at or above the national and New York State pass rates. We prepare students not just to pass exams, but to thrive in fulfilling careers.
Our tuition is competitive so that you can focus on your education, not finances. We encourage both students and graduates to seek opportunities to further their careers in nursing in ways that will impact the health care environment in their communities.
You can take our RN-BS track on either the Brooklyn or Valhalla campus. The AAS, BS, and AAS/BS tracks are on our Brooklyn campus.
Our Valhalla campus, where you have the opportunity to take the RN to BS program, is located on the historic 55-acre New York Medical College campus in a freshly renovated, 249,000 square-foot, five-floor building with 700 parking spots, located at 19 Skyline Drive in Hawthorne, NY. In addition to classrooms, there is a library, an exercise facility, and large student lounge. A full array of inter-professional educational programming is planned, to take advantage of the resources of the medical school and Touro’s newly-opened dental college at the same location.
Our Brooklyn campus is in a residential neighborhood occupying two floors of a new 8-story building. The building also houses classes from the Graduate School of Social Work and the Speech-Language Pathology program, which provides students with the opportunity for inter-professional educational activities. We have diverse teaching-learning settings including the Nursing Skills Labs which offer a realistic, supportive, and safe learning environment where students can practice clinical skills and applications. The surrounding community has many restaurants, shopping areas and is easily accessible by trains and bus service.
Contact us to schedule your visit and with any questions about curricula, or admissions.
902 Quentin Road
Brooklyn, NY 11223
Valhalla Campus (RN-BS only)
The program will he held at:
The Skyline Building at NYMC
19 Skyline Drive
Hawthorne, NY 10532
The main administrative office for this program is located at:
40 Sunshine Cottage Road
Valhalla, NY 10595